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EU Ministers for the Environment met in Luxembourg on 22 and 23 July 2015 for an informal meeting chaired by Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg's Minister for the Environment. Ministers discussed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the state of play of climate negotiations in view of an ambitious Paris agreement and how to finance the fight against climate change. European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, presented the new proposal on how to reform the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Five months before the crucial phase of the Climate change conference (COP 21) in Paris, EU Environment ministers will meet on 22-23 July 2015 in Luxembourg in order to discuss climate finance, one of the crucial elements of the forthcoming Paris Agreement.
On the informal Council of Environment Ministers, taking place 22 and 23 July in Luxembourg, Ministers discussed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will be adopted in September 2015 at a UN Summit in New York. They agreed that these SDGs are a challenge and an opportunity for the international and the European level leading towards a more sustainable, equitable and coherent policy making.
On 18 and 19 July 2015, the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) met in Mondorf-les-Bains in Luxembourg. The meeting was chaired by Luxembourg's Minister for the Environment, Carole Dieschbourg, who is currently the chair of the Environment Council of the European Union, Caroline Atkinson, US National Security Advisor for International Economics (G8-G20 Sherpa), and Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the US State Department.